Friday, January 05, 2007

Frozen Embryos For Sale

The idea of using a sperm bank if a woman doesn't have a partner and wants to get pregnant is generally an accepted practice.  However, there is some controversy over the the idea of an "embryo bank" where you can choose an embryo based on various attributes you might consider favorable.  The controversy stems from the idea that choosing an embryo is too much like "ordering" a child with specific traits.  For more info....

Firm Lets Clients Pick Among Fertilized Eggs
Washington Post, DC - 2 hours ago
But the embryo brokerage, which calls itself "the world's first human embryo bank," raises alarm among some fertility experts and bioethicists, ...

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